Two letters from Rev. John Barrett, to William Shaw Mason, regarding the boundary of the college grounds in Townsend Street, Dublin, and to unknown person, thanking him for books presented to the college,
|Main Creator:||Barrett, John, 1753-1821|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Letter from 1810 includes a copy of a letter sent to Barrett concerning the issue of boundaries. Folder also contains an obituary of Barrett, from the Gentleman's Magazine, November 1821, written by unknown person.
John Barrett (1753-1821) was an Irish scholar of Trinity College, Dublin. He discovered in the library, and edited, an important palimpsest manuscript of St Matthew's Gospel from a very early date. His other published works includes 'An inquiry into the origin of the constellations that compose the zodiac' (1800).
William Shaw Mason, (c.17741853), was an Irish administrator and statistician.
Physical description: 2 pages + copy of letter to barrett + obituary.
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|MS 47,743||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|